School Counsellor / Social Worker (Xhosa speaking)

Opportunity closing date: 12 July 2022

Community Keepers delivers psycho-social services to primary and high school learners in the Cape Winelands, Durbanville and across a range of other Cape Town suburbs.


We are recruiting and are accepting applications for registered counsellors and social workers to rotate between schools. We deliver a variety of services to learners including assessments, counselling, therapy, life skills programmes, parenting workshops and more.


Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Administration of all services delivered at the school
  • Providing individual and/or group therapy; obtaining collateral; giving feedback and recording of data
  • Maintaining relationships with learners, educators and parents
  • Liaising with parent committees to organize parenting sessions; contributing to professional development sessions with educators.
  • Presenting life skills programmes



  • Tertiary qualification and registered with the SACSSP as a Social Worker, or registered with HPCSA as a Registered counsellor.
  • Experience in counselling children as well as working in a school context and sound ethical principles of practice.
  • Knowledge in the development of creative approaches for interventions for individual and school development.
  • Outstanding administrative skills with proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English & Xhosa
  • Natural ability to build strategic relationships and interact with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Passion for teamwork and community-based interventions.
  • Capability to represent the values and ethos of the organization.

The successful candidates will be based at a Community Keepers offices at a primary schools in the Durbanville, as well as other Cape Town areas.

To apply, download the application form and submit to with “School counsellor / Social Worker: Durbanville/Cape Town”, depending on your qualification, in the subject line.

Please note that we do not consider other documentation for applications so please do not include reference letters or proof of qualifications.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview.

Community Keepers reserves the right to not fill this position.